Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

last season

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.

... at the Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Oer Hill

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.

Missouri Botanical Garden
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Maude's Market fall 2012 CSA coming soon!


I've not been taking a ton of photographs this summer, so I've gotten very few of the bounty I've been reaping from the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share I get from Maude's Market in Dutchtown, here in south St. Louis.  But above are a few of the greens and yellows that have crossed my plate this summer.

And the season's nearly over!  Next week is the last pickup of the summer. The autumn CSA begins October 5.

I've gone on and on about the CSA here on the blog.  You can see some of my posts here for a sampling of some of the awesome goodies I've gotten and an overview of how the CSA works.

But, even better information is available from Maude's Market itself.  Check it out here.  Not too late to sign up for next season!  And I urge you to.  It's fun!

If you're not local, and haven't participated in a CSA before, check out some options in your own community.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

All kinds of weather, we stick together

Marsh Texture © Alexandra Kassing


Sisters, sisters
There were never such devoted sisters...


Oh, hi! 

My sisters are all pretty awesome (and cute), but only one of them let me talk her into being in an art exhibit with me.

That sister is Alexandra Kassing.  She's a fantastic painter.  And she lives in South Carolina, which means I don't get to see her nearly enough, and we've never been in any shows together.

I nagged her into applying to an exhibit at the St. Louis Artists' Guild with me, and hey yay — we both got in!

The exhibit is Lay of the Land, and it opens this Friday, August 24, at the Artists' Guild.  Come!



Opening: 
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Friday, August 24, 2012 - Sunday, October 21, 2012
Admission: 
Free and Open to the Public
Juror: 
Jack Brumbaugh
Location:
St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
Clayton, MO 63105
Gallery: 314-727-6266
Maps & Directions




Friday, August 17, 2012

It's Roid Week! (Friday)

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.


Roid Week is a celebration of instant film, on Flickr. See all about it (and other people's photos) here.

This photo was taken on S. Jefferson Ave. in south St. Louis.

I used a Holga camera with a Polaroid back (affectionately known as a Holgaroid), with Polaroid Type 89 pack film (which is no longer made and past its expiration date by a few years, so I keep my last few remaining packs in the fridge for special occasions, like Roid Week!)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's Roid Week! (Thursday)

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.
Roid Week is a celebration of instant film, on Flickr. See all about it (and other people's photos) here.

This is the last remaining location of Globe Drugs in St. Louis. Globe Drugs — for the uninitiated — is part pharmacy, part wine/spirits store, and (I would say) mostly variety store.

There are so so so many things there, at low low prices. What's in stock changes frequently. Expect the unexpected, for sure. Go check it out!

This photo is a Polaroid transfer. I took the photo with my regular digital camera, printed the photo, and then exposed the image to Polaroid Type 669 pack film (which is no longer made and past its expiration date by a few years, so I keep my last few remaining packs in the fridge for special occasions, like Roid Week!)

After the image is exposed to the pack film, the negative is separated from the positive, and the negative is printed onto something else (in this case, watercolor paper).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It's Roid Week! (Tuesday)

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.
Roid Week is a celebration of instant film, on Flickr. See all about it (and other people's photos) here.

This photo was taken on S. Jefferson Ave. in south St. Louis.

I used a Holga camera with a Polaroid back (affectionately known as a Holgaroid), with Polaroid Type 89 pack film (which is no longer made and past its expiration date by a few years, so I keep my last few remaining packs in the fridge for special occasions, like Roid Week!)

Monday, August 13, 2012

It's Roid Week! (Monday)

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.
Roid Week is a celebration of instant film, on Flickr. See all about it (and other people's photos) here.

This photo was taken on Chippewa Ave. in south St. Louis, not far from my house.

I used a Holga camera with a Polaroid back (affectionately known as a Holgaroid), with Polaroid Type 89 pack film (which is no longer made and past its expiration date by a few years, so I keep my last few remaining packs in the fridge for special occasions, like Roid Week!)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition opens this Sunday

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.
I will have this photo and another one in the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition, opening this Sunday at the St. Louis Artists' Guild.
From the St. Louis Artists' Guild:
Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition

Opening Reception: Sunday, June 17, 2012; 1pm–3pm
Exhibition Dates: June 17–August 11, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm

A biennial all-media, all-content, all-styles exhibition, open to artists across the United States. Juried by Marla Prather, Curator, Department of of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC.

Awards for the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition will be presented at 2pm during the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 17, 2012.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Muhammad Alhawagri* (St. Louis, MO)
Laura Bailey* (St. Louis, MO)
Geoff Bent (Glen Ellyn, IL)
Susan Bolhafner* (St. Louis, MO)
Pat Brokaw* (Bonne Terre, MO)
Elizabeth Cavanaugh Cohen* (St. Louis, MO)
Maria Cooper* (Collinsville, IL)
Jerry Cox* (Hillsboro, MO)
Cathie Crawford (Peoria, IL)
Miguel de Aguero* (Gray Summit, MO)
Ted Denton (Marshall, MO)
Dennis DeToye* (Edwardsville, IL)
Tim Eberhardt* (St. Louis, MO)
Suzy Farren* (St. Louis, MO)
Carol Foster* (Tampa, FL)
Deidre Fox
Claire Frandsen (Fenton, MO)
Sarah Gillespie (Edwardsville, IL)
Karen Glines* (St. Louis, MO)
M.J. Goerke* (St. Louis, MO)
Derek Gollaher (Farmington, MO)
Katy Guetzlaff (Fulton, MO)
Eden Harris* (St. Louis, MO)
Hilary Hitchcock* (St. Louis, MO)
Diana Hoffmann* (St. Louis, MO)
Donald Hortsman (Fenton, MO)
Khara Koffel (Jacksonville, IL)
Albert Kuo (St. Louis, MO)
Jerry Lamme (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Andrea Land (St. Louis, MO)
Sherry Leary* (Goddy Daisy, TN)
Laurie LeBreton (Chicago, IL)
Jimmy Liu (Ballwin, MO)
Casey Lowry (Newman, IL)
Greg MacNair* (Clayton, MO)
Nathan Marshall (St. Louis, MO)
Christy Martin* (O’Fallon, MO)
Ron McIlvain* (Kirkwood, MO)
Michael Meinhold* (St. Louis, MO)
Dawson Morgan* (Chesterfield, MO)
Benjamin Mudd* (St. Louis, MO)
Bonnie Murray (St. Louis, MO)
Ken O’Toole (Ft. Worth, TX)
Mark Pease (Carbondale, IL)
Debi Pickler
Brittany Ransom (Chicago, IL)
Joel Ray (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Taylor Reed (Carbondale, IL)
Frank Roth* (St. Louis, MO)
Neeta Salam (St. Louis, MO)
John Schnellmann (Chesterfield, MO)
Nora Schomogy* (Maryland Heights, MO)
Dan Scott (Columbia, MO)
Steven Silburg (Collinsville, MD)
Mimi Silver
Courtney Tharpe* (St. Louis, MO)
Jim Trotter* (St. Louis, MO)
Jim True* (Crystal City, MO)
Andy Van Der Tuin (St. Louis, MO)
Terry Vermillion* (Fenton, MO)
Margaret Von Kaenel* (St. Louis, MO)
Maggie Wheelcock (St. Louis, MO)
Melissa Whiteman (St. Charles, MO)
Tom Whitton (West Palm Beach, FL)
Jenny Wiener (Tavares, FL)
Christoper Wille (Bloomington, IL)
Gwin Willis* (St. Louis, MO)
Kay Wood* (St. Louis, MO)
Peggy Wyman (Macomb, MO)
Thomas Yanko (St. Louis, MO)
Carol Zeman* (Osage Beach, MO)
Fotios Zemenides (Chicago, IL)
Maggie Zografakis* (St. Louis, MO)
Barbara Zucker* (St. Louis, MO)

*St. Louis Artists' Guild member

EXHIBITION JUROR: Marla Prather

Marla Prather is Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which she joined in 2008. From 2005 to 2007, she was the Curator for American Art at Tate Modern, London, and from 1999 to 2004, the Curator of Postwar Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She joined the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., in 1986, becoming Curator and Head of the Department of 20th Century Art from 1996 to 1999. From 1982 to 1984, she was the Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, where she was also a lecturer in the history of art.

Among her exhibitions at the Whitney were "Unrepentant Ego: The Self-Portraits of Lucas Samaras (2003–4)" and "American Legacy: A Gift to New York (2003)". At the National Gallery of Art, her projects included the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (1998), "Alexander Calder, 1898-1976" (1998) and "Willem de Kooning: Paintings" (1994), which travelled to the Metropolitan Museum and Tate Gallery. She has been a Trustee of the Archives of American Art since 1999. Last year, she was the curator for the Met's venue of "John Baldesarri: Pure Beauty". Most recently, she contributed to the Metropolitan's Picasso catalogue and to the catalogue for an exhibition at the National Gallery, London on the work of British artist Bridget Riley. She is currently preparing "Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawing"s for Summer 2012 and "Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists Fifty Years" for the fall of 2012.

For more information about this exhibition, please visit our website: http://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new/ann-metzger-2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

smiley turtle

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.
Summerville Dorchester Museum
Summerville, South Carolina

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

grapefruit brulee

Untitled by Hilary (curioush)
Untitled, a photo by Hilary (curioush) on Flickr.

grapefruit, a little vanilla sugar, and tiny pieces of butter sprinkled atop, then broiled.

grapefruit and vanilla sugar from Maude's Market in Dutchown in south St. Louis.  Maude's spring CSA is starting up soon, details here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Hop, a Skip, and a Leap (Year Sale)






Happy Leap Year!

I'm a-having a sale.  From now until I wake up Thursday morning (March 1), use the coupon code LEAP29 for a 29% discount on anything in my Etsy shop.  This sale won't happen again until 2016, so get while the getting's good!

Friday, January 27, 2012

They came to take my baby away


We were together for eleven years and went a lot of places. I am one sappy mother-shutyourmouth and yet I surprised myself at how freely the tears flowed to see it towed away.  Thanks, dear car.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Who's up for a road trip?

Some of my photos (including the one above) are in Placement, an invitational photography exhibit in the gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building at St. Charles Community College:

St. Charles Community College is pleased to announce "Placement" a Photography Invitational shown in conjunction with the "UMSL Student Photography Exhibition" located in the gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on campus.  The participating invitational artists include Robert Boettcher, Richard Glass, Beth Goyer, Hilary Hitchcock, Donald J. McKenna, and Bob Rickert.  This exhibition runs from Jan. 30-March 4, 2012 with an opening reception on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Details here.